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Re: propose to make syntax-qname-08-rq and syntax-qname-14-rq OBSOLETE

From: <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 13:39:40 +0200
To: dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk
Cc: andy.seaborne@hp.com, public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF94E5640B.C6B76006-ONC125702E.003DCB9B-C125702E.004006B1@agfa.com>

I can live with the actual turtle and the actual n3 situation
i.e. diallow '.' in qname
i.e. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/discovery/2004/01/turtle/ 

qname ::= prefixName? ':' name?
prefixName ::= (nameStartChar - '_') nameChar*
nameChar ::= nameStartChar | '-' | [0-9]

how else could I have lived the past years?

ghastly?? (didn't know that word at first) but also got
remarks that e.g. http://www.agfa.com/w3c/hl7/rim/rim.n3
is mixed blessing with those qnames and <iri>s in same
Andy also pointed out that
Since web pages often have ".html" in them, I think that it
would be inconvenient not allow DOTs inside qnames.

This is just a proposal..
my main point was about '.' at-end-of qname.

Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/

Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
28/06/2005 12:55

        To:     Jos De_Roo/AMDUS/MOR/Agfa-NV/BE/BAYER@AGFA
        cc:     andy.seaborne@hp.com, public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
        Subject:        Re: propose to make syntax-qname-08-rq and syntax-qname-14-rq   OBSOLETE

On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 12:31 +0200, jos.deroo@agfa.com wrote:
> that proposal seems really fine to me + thanks for good catch
> with that proposal it is fine to query triples like
> :postSurgicalState a :PatientState.
> pc:Jane a rim:Patient.
> pc:trial rim:Patient.confidentiality_cd 

That looks ghastly and I don't see this as better than the current
state.  Either require dots or forbid them, don't allow them only in
some cases which makes it confusing for users (I can use a dot when?)
and hard for implementers (see the grammar contortions needed).

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